Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a “nose job,” is a surgical procedure aimed at reshaping, resizing, or reconstructing the nose for cosmetic or functional purposes. It is one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgeries, offering transformative changes to facial aesthetics and, in some cases, improving breathing function.

Techniques Involved

Rhinoplasty techniques vary based on individual needs and desired outcomes. Some common approaches include:


  • Open Rhinoplasty: This technique involves creating an incision across the columella (the strip of tissue separating the nostrils) and provides the surgeon with better visibility and access to intricate nasal structures for more complex reconstructions.
  • Closed Rhinoplasty: In this technique, incisions are made within the nostrils, resulting in no visible external scarring. It is suitable for less invasive nasal reshaping.
  • Augmentation Rhinoplasty: This procedure aims to increase the size or projection of the nasal bridge using implants or grafts, often used for individuals seeking a more pronounced nasal profile.
  • Reductive Rhinoplasty: This technique involves reducing the size or altering the shape of the nasal structures, often to correct aesthetic imperfections or breathing issues.

Types of Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty procedures can cater to various concerns, including:


  • Cosmetic Rhinoplasty: Addresses aesthetic concerns such as dorsal hump reduction, refining the nasal tip, altering nostril size, or correcting asymmetry to enhance overall facial harmony.
  • Functional Rhinoplasty: Focuses on improving nasal function by correcting structural issues that impede breathing, such as a deviated septum or nasal valve collapse.
  • Revision Rhinoplasty: Conducted to correct or improve the results of a previous rhinoplasty procedure, addressing unsatisfactory outcomes or functional issues.

Candidates for Rhinoplasty

Ideal candidates for rhinoplasty:


Individuals with realistic expectations seeking improvement in nasal appearance or function.

Those unhappy with the shape, size, or proportion of their nose.

Individuals with breathing issues or structural nasal deformities impacting daily life.

Expectations and Recovery

Following rhinoplasty, patients can expect swelling, bruising, and some discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed medications. Swelling gradually decreases over weeks to months, and final results may take up to a year to fully manifest.


Rhinoplasty stands as a versatile procedure addressing both aesthetic and functional concerns of the nose. With various techniques and types available, individuals seeking improvements in nasal appearance or function have multiple options. Consulting a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Gürsel Turgut ensures personalized assessment, comprehensive discussion of available options, and realistic expectations regarding the outcomes of rhinoplasty. Dr. Gürsel Turgut’s expertise and dedication to patient care offer the assurance of transformative results, enhancing facial harmony and potentially improving nasal function, leading to greater satisfaction and confidence in one’s appearance.